Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Telling your story

On Sunday one of our congregation, Ruth Smith, preached for the first time. Ruth reminded us all of the uniqueness and importance of our own stories. 1 Peter 3.15 says 'Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have.'

Ruth also drew inspiration from an Emeli Sand√© song, Read all about it part 3, that featured in the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games last year, see a clip of the Jubilee Performance here, and with the words here. In the song we are reminded that it is good to share our story and we need to be brave to do so - to have a heart like a lion.

Our other passage, Matthew 28.16-20 reminded us that God is with us always. Ruth encouraged us to ask one another what our faith stories are so that we could practise sharing them.

It was an excellent sermon, encouraging and thought provoking with good examples grounded in reality.